A Prayer in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey
Almighty God, the King Eternal, Whose Light Divides the Day from the Night, and in Whose mighty hands all creation exists, be with us now in the hour of our need. As the winds and waters of Hurricane Harvey subside, be made known to us. Calm our fears, strengthen our bodies, give peace to our minds, give hope and Your presence to our hearts and souls. Protect us from anxiety, confusion and despair, and give us instead Your Holy Spirit that we may truly be the Light of Christ to those You send our way. As we rest, may we do so deeply; as we serve, may we do so heartily; as we pray – may we listen to Your voice that we may know and do Your will. This we ask in the name of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Indeed, O God, make speed to save us, O Lord, make haste to help us. Amen.